Favorite True Crime Stories

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  1. True Crime: A Postmodern Murder Mystery
    A New Yorker article by David Grann, which I read for the first time my senior year of high school, and continues to stick with me 7 years later. A Polish novelist insisted his super violent book was total fiction, but it contains vital information to an unsolved murder. http://nyr.kr/1hw3eZ5
  2. The Chameleon: The Many Lives of Frédéric Bourdin
    If you've heard of the documentary, "The Imposter" (currently on Netflix), this is the story of that guy. I read this in Grann's book, "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession," but here's the link to the 2008 New Yorker article. A 13 year old Texas boy goes missing and turns up 4ish years later in Spain, and the fact that this isn't the real kid is just the beginning. The article goes into way more detail about Bourdin himself. http://nyr.kr/1L3bFFg
  3. Mat Honan's Entire Digital Life Was Hacked
    All for his Twitter user name!!! What!! He lost everything and the hacker didn't actually hack anything, just found a chain of security flaws that gave him access. Such a riveting read and will make you add two step security to all of the things. http://wrd.cm/1TrpoaX
    Suggested by   @sam
  4. Taman Shud Case
    Also known as the mystery of the Somerton man. An unidentified man was found dead on a beach in Australia, 1948. He had a mysterious note in his pocket, a pack of cigarettes with a different brand cigarette inside, no tags in his clothing, etc. etc. etc. SO MYSTERIOUS. Not necessarily 'true crime' but a great mystery...read the whole Wikipedia article.
    Suggested by   @emilygood